In 2013 it will be 20 years since the Maastricht Treaty came into force and EU citizenship was first introduced. It is also the European Year of the Citizen. Much has happened both in Sweden and in the EU over the last decades. European citizenship has been understood as the world's first post-national citizenship, although it is complementary to national citizenship. EU citizens enjoy rights that have been expanded, modified and reinterpreted in the light of the integration process. Has EU citizenship lived up to expectations? What are the problems facing citizens today and how can they be resolved in the best way? What challenges lie ahead?
These are some of the questions that the conference deals with. The aim is to assess how EU citizenship has evolved over the last 20 years, based on a hypothesis of what citizenship means. It can be viewed in opposition to the exclusion in different forms: political, social and legal. Read more >>>